San Francisco’s New Eviction Ban May Be Risky for Tenants

June 15, 2020

The new legislation passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to ban evictions for nonpayment of rent may be risky for tenants.  Although the Board of Supervisors had good intentions, tenants who rely on this law to not pay rent may end up evicted.  Landlord lawyers are already drafting a lawsuit against the City […] Read More

Mobile Home Parks and Tenant Rights

June 2, 2020

With nearly twenty years in business, the tenant lawyers at Tobener Ravenscroft LLP have helped 1000s of mobile home residents assert their legal rights.  Please contact us to speak with one of our mobile home tenant lawyers.  Mobile home park tenant rights are unique from rights that tenants have when they rent an apartment or […] Read More

Moving Out During COVID-19? How to Use Your Entire Deposit Toward Rent Without Penalty.

May 19, 2020

With COVID-19 court closures, you can now strategically apply your security deposit to the last few months of rent, and the landlord cannot do anything about it.  Historically, landlords could evict with a three-day notice if tenants tried to apply their deposit to rent. This eviction would then go on a tenant’s record. This has all […] Read More

How to Break Your Lease Without Paying Your Landlord A Dime!

May 18, 2020

Many residential and commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic need to end long-term leases. This guide will show tenants how to break a lease without paying any additional rent to a landlord. Read More

Sex For Rent – Reports of Landlord Sexual Harassment Rise Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

May 7, 2020

Landlords who coerce their tenants into “sex-for-rent” arrangements existed before the coronavirus, but the current pandemic has produced an opportunity for them to take advantage of cash-strapped tenants. Read More

California Tenant Rights and Foreclosure

April 15, 2020

Having knowledge about foreclosures and what laws protect your tenancy helps you stay in your home during and after this process – FAQs, Guides and Resources. Read More

Can’t Afford Rent? A legal guide to free rent during the pandemic.

April 10, 2020

If you’re in the 30% of Americans who cannot pay rent because of the pandemic, this guide provides a step-by-step guide to stay housed.  Because the courts will be unable to process evictions until September 2020 at the earliest, there is simply no way for a landlord to evict a tenant who is not paying […] Read More

Covid-19: Eviction Protection in California During the Outbreak

March 30, 2020

Tobener Ravenscroft understands the tumult that the coronavirus has caused to tenants throughout California.  To help tenants through this tough time, we are remaining open while practicing social distancing.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to our tenant rights lawyers at 415-504-2165 for help throughout the Bay Area.  Below, you will find a list […] Read More

The City Of Santa Cruz Tenant Protections

February 28, 2020

In 2017, the City of Santa Cruz adopted a temporary freeze of certain rent increases in hopes of alleviating exorbitant increases, and it adopted a temporary just cause for eviction ordinance to prevent unjust evictions—both laws have since expired.  After the expiration of these laws, a Rent Control and Tenant Protection Act was placed on […] Read More

San Francisco Just Cause Eviction

February 11, 2020

Eviction Protection Applies to Almost All Residential Units in San Francisco Newly constructed buildings (i.e. buildings built after 1979) are no longer exempt from the just-cause for eviction protections under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. As of January 22, 2020, most residential units now have eviction protection under the Ordinance, including anti-harassment protection, regardless of […] Read More